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These stories about the resources, tools, and programs that can help people in our community overcome today's challenges are made possible through the support of Dietrich Law as a part of our Community Leaders Program.

 

A calm presence at Optimism Place moves on to the next chapter

A calm presence at Optimism Place moves on to the next chapter

A transition worker on the front lines of helping abused women, Brenda Boswell, who recently retired, was a history buff at Optimism Place in Stratford, sharing stories of powerful women that had carved the path current feminists are walking down
Writing becomes therapy for skilled tradesman living with cancer

Writing becomes therapy for skilled tradesman living with cancer

Stephen Medhurst was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2020. His blog documents his daily life as he gets accustomed to living with cancer - as opposed to dying from cancer
Women's shelter off to a great start in its fundraising goal

Women's shelter off to a great start in its fundraising goal

In September, Optimism Place launched its Building on Hope Capital Campaign to raise $1 million by August. The shelter currently has 13 funded beds, which will jump to 28 after expansion
Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth announces holiday campaign

Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth announces holiday campaign

The annual Lights of Love Holiday Campaign will include a lighting ceremony on Dec. 7, beginning at 7 p.m.
A compassionate way to say goodbye to your pet

A compassionate way to say goodbye to your pet

Adrienne Tuling started Evermore Compassionate Pet Aftercare last November. Using what is described as gentle water cremation, the company provides a compassionate option for pet aftercare, and decreases the carbon footprint
Local author wins prestigious literature award

Local author wins prestigious literature award

S.P. Joseph Lyons wrote Little Bear in Foster Care for the kids that went through the same experiences he did. The Foster Care series has a published follow up and five more books in the works
Community encouraged to perform random acts of kindness

Community encouraged to perform random acts of kindness

The goal of the viral hashtag movement #putakinddeedinyourfeed is to spread kindness throughout the world. The message is a reflection of its late founder
Blackout Night to create inclusive space for Black community

Blackout Night to create inclusive space for Black community

Spearheading the special Blackout Night is the play’s associate director Tiffany Deriveau, who said the goal is to celebrate Black stories, artists and audience members by providing a safer space for them to experience theatre
Support group shines light on brain injury awareness

Support group shines light on brain injury awareness

The Perth Brain Injury Support Group offers resources throughout the year
Virtual counselling option has led to more people getting help

Virtual counselling option has led to more people getting help

Traditionally a place to discuss alcohol and drug addiction, services at Choices for Change have expanded to serve the needs of the community.